Oxford Internet Institute gives Castells Lifetime Achievement Award

The Oxford Internet Institute presented one of its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Awards to communication professor Manuel Castells, holder of the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society, in recognition of his contributions to sociology and communication research.

"I feel deeply honored, and humbled by this distinction from one of the leading academic research institutions in the world specializing in the study of the Internet, the fabric of our lives in this digital age," Castells said. "The esteem of colleagues as distinguished as the faculty of the Oxford Internet Institute is for me the most precious reward for a life dedicated to research and teaching in the interest of science and society."

He joined computer scientist and "father of the Internet" Vint Cerf and Skype creator Niklas Zenstrom as winners of Lifetime Achievement Awards at a recent gala dinner held at Balliol College.

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